Seoul Warns Pyongyang against Possible Nuclear Tests
(MENAFN- QNA) As Pyongyang protested the UN's new resolution on its human rights conditions with a threat of another nuclear test, Seoul warned the regime that it will only face stern responses.
In a Foreign Ministry spokesman’s statement Thursday, the government said the international community will sternly deal with North Korea’s violation of the UN Security Council resolutions should it exacerbate the situation by making nuclear threats.
The statement also called on the North to take substantial measures to improve its human rights conditions in line with the advice in a recent resolution passed at the UN Third Committee.
The government said it will prepare thoroughly against all possibilities in close cooperation with the international community to deter North Korea from engaging in further provocative acts including additional nuclear tests.
Meanwhile, South Korea's Defense Ministry said Thursday it is monitoring if the North has activated its nuclear facilities using intelligence from South Korea and the U.S. combined forces.
Defense ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok told reporters Thursday that the South Korean military is fully prepared not to allow any provocations or threats by North Korea.
Speaking on a report by 38 North, a U.S. website devoted to analyzing North Korea, which said Pyongyang may be preparing to restart the Radiochemical Laboratory, a South Korean military official said the military does not have such information and it has not detected any unusual activities in the Punggye-ri nuclear test site.
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